Healthy Start Giveaway!

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Hi friends! It must be your lucky year because I have ANOTHER amazing giveaway for y’all! And this one has to do with starting your day off right, healthy and happy. What could be better than that!

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Now, I’ll be honest. I don’t always eat breakfast. Although I work from home, my schedule is still as jam packed as it was before. As soon as I’m up and Oscar is out, I’m busy cooking, photographing, editing and writing. Sometimes, it’s 1pm and I haven’t had more than a cup of cofffee. I know this is bad, but it’s how it is. So when the lovely folks at Rise Bar sent me a box of their healthy start granola and protein bars, I was thrilled.  A super healthy breakfast I can eat while cooking and photographing? Sign me up! Plus, the box contained protein and energy bars for when I hit that 3pm slump.

Unlike many other fiber and protein bars, these are ALL NATURAL, or what I like to call, real food. They have no pesky preservatives, no weird ingredients you can’t pronounce, no strange or odd textures that could only be a result of strange factory production. These bars are fresh and full of the amazing, healthy ingredients you need to start your day right (and ingredients to keep your day and diet on the right track).

Like chunks of dried fruit, crunchy nuts, whole grains and oats and drizzled honey. YUM! Plus, the energy bars have 3 grams of protein, the breakfast bars contain 6 and the protein bars contain a whopping 20 grams!

Oh and not to mention, every single bar is completely gluten-free! Yep! Not a dash of wheat in sight.

Oh and even better? The energy bars are completely VEGAN!

So not only are these delicious, super healthy and full of natural, real flavors, they have a bar for everyone. Aren’t they just the best?

Plus, isn’t the packaging just the cutest? 

Thanks to the amazing people at Rise Bar, one lucky reader will recieve one ENTIRE box of rise bars to enjoy! Yep, AN ENTIRE BOX! Plus, that’s not all! They will also recieve one voucher for a FREE GoodBelly product!

What’s GoodBelly? An innovative company in Denver that has created an entire line of healthy, natural probiotic products that are VEGAN! They have juices in all sizes, including a line for kids!

So, to sum up, you get an amazing box of Rise Bars AND a free GoodBelly product! Now, onto the important thing, how can you win? Easy peasy!

1. Leave a comment telling me your favorite breakfast food. Be sure to also link to your email or blog so I can contact you if you win!

Plus one extra entry for each of these! 
2.  Like me (The Realistic Nutritionist) on Facebook
3.  Like Rise Bar on Facebook
4.  Follow me (@realnutritioncg) on Twitter
5. Follow Rise Bar (@risebar) on Twitter
6.  Follow GoodBelly (@GoodBellyDrink) on Twitter
7. Follow my boards (ClaireV13) on Pinterest

Giveaway ends Tuesday, March 20th at midnight. Good luck, friends!

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  1. Posted by Melanie on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    HOORAY! Convenient gluten free breakfast options!  Those sound amazing.  My favorite breakfast food is good old-fashioned pancakes, with real butter and real maple syrup.  I so rarely have them, but they're always amazing. 
  2. Posted by Tmertz1 on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Greek yogurt - or oatmeal
  3. Posted by Athena R on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast food is steel cut oats with peanut butter and banana or either a green monster smoothie.
  4. Posted by Athena R on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I already like you on FB.
    cereza25 at yahoo dot com
  5. Posted by Amanda416 on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal!
  6. Posted by Athena R on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow Rise Bar on Twitter.
  7. Posted by Athena R on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow Good Belly on Twitter.
  8. Posted by Our Eating Habits on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast is a big ole' glass of chocolate milk. Unless I have time for Eggs Benedict that is!
  9. Posted by Our Eating Habits on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    And I like you on Facebook
  10. Posted by Our Eating Habits on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    And follow your boards on Pinterest
  11. Posted by Chrissy Campitelli on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I like you on facebook
  12. Posted by Chrissy Campitelli on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast food is a banana, thanks!
  13. Posted by Chrissy Campitelli on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I like Rise Bar on facebook!
  14. Posted by Chrissy Campitelli on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow you on twitter!
  15. Posted by Chrissy Campitelli on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow Rise Bar on twitter!
  16. Posted by Chrissy Campitelli on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow GoodBelly on Twitter!
  17. Posted by Chrissy Campitelli on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow you on Pinterest  :-)  Thanks!
  18. Posted by Renee_AttackoftheHungryMonster on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast food is anything involving peanut butter, like English muffin or oats with PB~so yummy!
  19. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Buttered toast is so simple, yet makes me so happy in the morning! 
  20. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I like you on FB
  21. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I like Rise Bar on FB
  22. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow you on Twitter
  23. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow Rise Bar on twitter
  24. Posted by Marnely Rodriguez on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow GOod Belly on Twitter!
  25. Posted by Marcea on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I liked Rise Bar on Facebook
  26. Posted by Marcea on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast would be crepes with fresh berries puree in the middle and maple syrup drizzled on top. yum :)
  27. Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Great giveaway! My favorite breakfast is a fried egg with whole grain toast and fruit! Nothing energizes me more.
  28. Posted by Jordan@almondjay on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I love eating protein pancakes for breakfast!
  29. Posted by Christine on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    hello
     Oatmeal w/ sliced bananas & brown sugar
     Maybe a touch of Vanilla soy milk
  30. Posted by Becca on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Eggs! Egg sandwiches, egg burritos, egg bakes, love eggs!
  31. Posted by Christine on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    i liked you on face book
     Njunkie Christine
  32. Posted by Jo Shontz on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast is a multigrain English Muffin with peanut butter and cinnamon sugar.  And lots of coffee :)
  33. Posted by Jo Shontz on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I also follow you on Twitter (@jshontz)
  34. Posted by Christine on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    i like Rise bar on face book
     Njunkie Christine
  35. Posted by Budelia2 on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I was a skinny child, but now in my mid-30's, I had put on some weight.  I did the HCG diet and took off some of it, but more than anything, the diet showed me how important it was that I monitor what I put into my body.  I now cook with whole foods whenever possible, minimize sugar and starches, and fuel myself naturally with protein and fiber primarily.  Unfortunately, good food is expensive, and so this would really help me maintain the progress I've already made!  THANKS!
  36. Posted by Budelia2 on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Totally forgot to say my favorite breakfast food... protein bars of any type!
  37. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Eggs or oatmeal are my faves :)
  38. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I liked you on fb!
  39. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    liked rise bar on facebook
  40. Posted by Jenna Z on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Oatmeal with egg whites whipped in!
  41. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    following rise bar on twitter!
  42. Posted by Lauren on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    following goodbelly on twitter!
  43. Posted by amy donovan on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    i usually have the same breakfast most mornings - veggie sausage on a homemade baguette with local cheddar cheese. =) the rise bars look fab - would love to try 'em!
  44. Posted by Www.teampowerx.com on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My fav breakfast
    1 scoop protein or shakeology
    1 tbsp almond butter
    1 cup almond milk
    1 banana
    3 ice cubes

    Blend

    And yes following rise bar on Facebook

  45. Posted by Savannah on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Fiber one original cereal with unsweetened vanilla almond milk, an apple, and hazelnut coffee! 
  46. Posted by Megan S. on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast food is oatmeal if I'm healthy (w/ some fixing's on top!), and pancakes or french toast if I'm really indulging!
  47. Posted by Jeffrey on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Old fashioned oats with banana, flaxseed meal, dried cranberries, pecans and honey.
  48. Posted by Jeffrey on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I "Like" Rise Bar on Facebook
  49. Posted by Jeffrey on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I "Like" The Realistic Nutritionist on Facebook
  50. Posted by Jeffrey on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow @realnutritioncg on Twitter
  51. Posted by Jeffrey on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow Goodbelly on Twitter
  52. Posted by Sarah H.P. on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast food has to be cereal! I'm a simple girl and could eat it for every meal!
  53. Posted by meg r on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I love oatmeal or veggie/fruit smoothies for breakfast!
  54. Posted by heidi s. on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    eggo waffle, eaten standing up at my desk at work, like a cookie!
  55. Posted by Amanda C on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I cannot leave the house without a healthy and filling breakfast! I usually have whole grain oats with fresh fruit or greek yogurt with fresh fruit.  Plus gotta have that cup of coffee to get me going!
  56. Posted by Amanda C on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    liked you and rise bar on fb!
  57. Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    i <3 bars that i can eat on the way to go, so these would be perfect!
  58. Posted by Rachael on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I liked you on FB
  59. Posted by Rachael on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I like Rise Bars on FB
  60. Posted by Katia on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I don't get around to breakfast usually, either. (this giveaway would help with that) but when I do, it's a combo of Fiber One honey squares, clusters, and their bran cereal mixed with raisins, coconut-almond milk, and lots of cinnamon(: Followed you & rise bar on twitter!
  61. Posted by Katia on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I don't get around to breakfast usually, either. (this giveaway would
    help with that) but when I do, it's a combo of Fiber One honey squares,
    clusters, and their bran cereal mixed with raisins, coconut-almond milk,
    and lots of cinnamon(: Followed you & rise bar on twitter!  - Iamkatia@hotmail.com
  62. Posted by Sutherlandmark22 on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    For breakfast I have ground turkey patty, egg sunny side up whole wheat toast and always a Rise bar!
  63. Posted by Sutherlandmark22 on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Did all of the above love ya
    sutherlandmark22@gmail.com
  64. Posted by Anonymous on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Yum! I'm always looking for good, new, on-the-go bars and these look great. My go to breakfast is a bowl of old fashioned oats. Sometimes sprinkled with dried cherries or cranberries and cinnamon. 
    AdventureofE(at)gmail(dot)com
  65. Posted by Anonymous on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Follow you on Tweeeeter ( @adventureofe:disqus  )
    AdventureofE(at)gmail(dot)com
  66. Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Right now I am loving steel cut oats, baked oatmeal and brown rice porridge! I make all of the above ahead of time and can portion them out and reheat them quickly in the morning, which I love!
  67. Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Also, I like you on FB!
  68. Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    ...and follow you on twitter...
  69. Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    ...AND follow you on pinterest! Phew.
  70. Posted by Margaret on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I love veggie sausage and eggs--great amount of protein to start my day off strong and it's delicious too!
  71. Posted by Kara D on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I love an egg white omelet with whole grain toast topped with peanut butter and banana.
  72. Posted by jessie on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    For breakfast, i almost always have a strawberry spinach smoothie, no matter if it's cold or hot outside.
  73. Posted by jessie on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    liked you on facebook.
  74. Posted by MaryBeth on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    my favorite bfast food is egg sandwich on an english muffin with soy sausage and cheese! or pancakes. (i think i just love all breakfast food)
  75. Posted by Hannah_Marie on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I love to eat Ezekiel bread with almond butter for breakfast in the morning!
  76. Posted by Ray on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I like fresh berries for breakfast :-)
  77. Posted by Ray on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow Rise bar on FB
  78. Posted by Renata on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast food is scrambled egg whites :)
  79. Posted by Renata on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow you on Twitter via @serene_streams:disqus
  80. Posted by Renata on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow Rise Bar on Twitter serene_streams
  81. Posted by Renata on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow Good Belly on Twitter via serene_streams
  82. Posted by Renata on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I also like you on Facebook
  83. Posted by Renata on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I just like Rise Bar too on Facebook
  84. Posted by Georgia on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast food is a whole big banana convenient & filling & quick! Cause I'm always in a rush!
  85. Posted by Georgia on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I follow Good Belly on Twitter
  86. Posted by Cooknken on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Waffles!! yum!
  87. Posted by Katie on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast is oatmeal with banana, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Mmmm.
  88. Posted by Billiejean on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I love RiseBar! My favorite breakfast is banana oarbran with caramel almond butter and dried cranberries! So yummy and filling, and just the right amount of sweetness for the morning :)
  89. Posted by Katie on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I also follow you on pinterest!
  90. Posted by Billiejean on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    "Liked" you on Facebook!
  91. Posted by Billiejean on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    "Like" Risebar on FB, too.
  92. Posted by Billiejean on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Following Risebar on Twitter...
  93. Posted by Billiejean on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Following Goodbelly on Twitter.
  94. Posted by Billiejean on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Following your boards on Pinterest!
  95. Posted by Aileen J on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Those look so good! But my favorite breakfast is oatmeal. I like to stir thin slices of bananas and raisins in it, pop it in the microwave, decorate it with some cinnamon and some almonds and a drizzle of honey and I'm set! 
  96. Posted by Shaywiz on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    Hi! I've liked all the pages on FB and follow everyone on twitter. My favorite go-to breakfast is oatmeal with a banana and lots and lots of cinnamon!
  97. Posted by Scrumptiousgruel Ellen on
    Thursday, March 15th, 2012
    I am a huge muffin person-although it is currently waffle week on my blog: www.scrumptiousgruel.wordpress.com
  98. Posted by Naomi Thrower on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    porridge topped with frozen berries, ground almond and some homemade granola :)
  99. Posted by Carolyn on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    They look delicious!  Probably too high carb for me, but yummy anyway!
  100. Posted by Camara McLaughlin on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    my absolute favorite breakfast is biscuits and gravy. i don't eat that every day though, just for special weekend occasions. day to day i eat a lot of peanut butter toast and banana. but that's almost as delicious.
  101. Posted by Camara McLaughlin on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    oh, i also already like you on fb and follow on twitter and pinterest.
  102. Posted by Bmp4115 on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    I'm such a big kids. Honestly my fav breakfast food is Peanut Butter Crunch!!! =) I liked everyone on FB, followed everyone on twitter, & followed on Pintrest!!!
  103. Posted by lesly on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    eggs and bacon
  104. Posted by Kristy on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    It changes, but this week I'm very into wheaties with strawberries and blueberries and skim milk! I was on an oatmeal kick for awhile, and before that it was egg whites with spinach.
    And I just followed you on Pinterest!
  105. Posted by Aimee M on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    I love scrambled eggs!
  106. Posted by Anonymous on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast food is a Green Monster Protein Smoothie.

    [Fitness, Health and Happiness]
  107. Posted by Katie on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    a big bowl of oatmeal with a ripe banana, coconut extract, chia seeds, homemade PB with some homemade granola on top! YUM :)
  108. Posted by Kristin Jones on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    Normally I'm all about yogurt (mixed with flaxseed oil, oatmeal, almonds, etc), but lately I've been making smoothies every morning with beets, bananas, and kale or spinach. VERY tasty.
  109. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    I usually eat a salad for breakfast with cottage cheese as a dressing. Or a big bowl of fruit with egg whites, yum!

    jordan.dunne21@gmail.com
  110. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    I already like you on facebook :)
  111. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    Already follow you on twitter, too @j_mosh:twitter 
  112. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    I like rise bar on facebook
  113. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    I follow rise on twitter
  114. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    I already follow your boards on pinterest :)
  115. Posted by Jordan Dunne on
    Friday, March 16th, 2012
    I follow good belly on twitter
  116. Posted by Lori on
    Sunday, March 18th, 2012
    My favorite is oatmeal, specifically hot oat bran with carob chips mixed in!
  117. Posted by Therese Muelleman on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I stick to oatmeal most days of the week. Banana mashed in and almond butter + strawberry jelly on top!
  118. Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I love a smoothie for breakfast!
  119. Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I like you on Facebook (as My Naturally Frugal Family)
  120. Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I like Rise on FB
  121. Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I follow you on Twitter (@rachelkyle0402:disqus )
  122. Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I follow Rise on Twitter
  123. Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I follow GoodBelly on Twitter
  124. Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I already follow you on Pinterest  :)
  125. Posted by Cee on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I love to do a mix of cereals with old-fashioned oats, fruit (always one banana, but the other fruits vary), and a little unsweetened almond milk.  Very filling!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com
  126. Posted by April Gallaway on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I love a big bowl of oatmeal for breakfast. Anyway you make, I will eat it.
  127. Posted by Charissa on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I love eggs on toast!
  128. Posted by Charissa on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
     I follow your boards! :)
  129. Posted by Ufg8trj on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    my favorite breakfast is a vans waffle with blueberry jam
    ufg8trj@yahoo.com
  130. Posted by Ufg8trj on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I liked rise bar on facebook
  131. Posted by Ufg8trj on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I liked you on facebook
  132. Posted by Ufg8trj on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I follow rise bar on twitter
  133. Posted by PurpleLarkspur on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast is greek yogurt with a little bit of honey!
  134. Posted by PurpleLarkspur on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I Follow GoodBelly (@GoodBellyDrink) on Twitter. I am @twitter-226277447:disqus 
    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com
  135. Posted by PurpleLarkspur on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I follow you on Pinterest.

    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com
  136. Posted by PurpleLarkspur on
    Monday, March 19th, 2012
    I Follow you on Twitter. I am  @twitter-226277447:disqus 
    larkspurpurple (at) gmail.com
  137. Posted by stephanie on
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
    I'm breakfast devotee; my favorite range from leftover lentil soup to whole grain scones (new recipe!  gluten-free and wicked easy: http://wp.me/pXyVx-Ch) to hardboiled eggs and cream of buckwheat with berries.
  138. Posted by stephanie on
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
    oh, caveat, it's helpful to know if all items have oats as there are plenty of celiacs who do not tolerate gluten-free oats.
  139. Posted by Eugenie on
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast is fresh fruit and plain nonfat Greek yogurt.
  140. Posted by Eugenie on
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
    I like Rise Bar on Facebook.
  141. Posted by Howell on
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
     I like oatmeal with fresh or dried fruit for breakfast.
  142. Posted by Nsmith on
    Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
    Chobani Greek Yogurt (blueberry is my fav) and if i'm feeling frisky, i'll throw some granola in with it. 
  143. Posted by Angeli on
    Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
    I love having french toast for breakfast! :)
  144. Posted by Danielle on
    Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
    My favorite breakfast is Kashi (black currents and walnuts or golden goodness) cereal with plain Silk soy milk. A very close second is oatmeal made with soy milk and sprinkled with ground flax. Everything is always topped with fresh fruit (mostly berries). A small glass of OJ and always a great cup of coffee.MMMmmmmmm happiness.